The Martagon Lily *)
In German this flower is called Türkenbund "Turk's cap" or Bund-lily. The following varieties are the most well known:
This flower is just as durable as the common lily and thrives with the same treatment. It flowers at the end of May and greatly adorns the borders of a flower garden. Its scent is so strong that many cannot bear it in a room.
The white and white-mottled Turk's cap flower around the middle of June or also sometimes later. On their stalks they bear more flowers than the former, but are rarely as large and generally grow more dispersed along the stem. They have a pleasant smell. The bulbs of this plant must be transplanted straight after the stalk has wilted. If they are lifted in late September, they rarely flower strongly in the following summer. They require a fresh, light soil and open position. When they remain undisturbed for three years, they increase strongly and form large flowers.
The double Turk's cap requires just such soil and tending equal to both of the latter [species]. It bears many beautiful flowers that make it very valuable. The flowers appear generally at the start of July or a little later.
The mottled Turk's cap from Canada is far more tender than any one of the former. The bulbs of this species must be planted into a warm border where they can be protected from the deep cold when the floor is covered with pea straw and other materials. It also requires a fresh
*) Mich. Christoph Hanow's : Rarities of Nature and Economy [Seltenheiten der Natur und Ökonomie] Vol. page 216 pages 234-237.